Missing some much-anticipated travel this spring was offset by the sheer pleasure of being at home every day for three months. In earlier posts I’ve chronicled the glories of the spring garden and all of its many offerings in minute detail. One of those offerings is the white wisteria that has never looked more beautiful and pristine.
Today, I will share the very silver lining in these Covid times that provided me the chance to fulfill a dream that I just could not manage to initiate any other spring–breakfast under the pergola. Hubby’s go-to breakfast spot every morning was of course closed, thus I had another incentive to organize this treat! While it was only a’ deux, I dressed it to pretend that we were having seven to eight friends for a healthy morning repost.
What fun to consider a new tablescape theme, gathering all the accoutrement–inspired first by the heavy ribbed cotton ottoman cloth in a shade of Parterre Green; which presents the perfect backdrop for the sheer voile overlay scattered with white calla lillies…
leaf-shaped plates over a glass one that permitted the lilies to show through…
and hand-blown glasses for the mimosas completing the breakfast scene.
Long crab apple branches, rhododendron and lush cerise tulips (all from our garden) in a tall tole “bucket” served as the table’s backdrop.
Potted tulips and a noble pair of hornbeam standards, plus white wisteria peeking through the wood slats cozied up this our first spring breakfast under the pergola.
What new tradition were you inspired to start, or re-visit, this spring?